Boomkat Product Review:
Felicia Atkinson and Jefre Cantu-Ledesma describe their new record as a series of postcards - things and sounds that happen vertically as a slow ascension, vessels communicating in dreams. In this collaborative recording, there is a feeling of becoming - things metamorphose - a concrete sound turns into a electronic sound that turns into a spiral-like melody which then furls / unfurls at the same time.
"The title of the album Limpid As The Solitudes as well as track titles, are all verses stolen from Sylvia Plath’s poems – Atkinson notes "like dropped pearls from a lost collar." Trying further to capture the records poetic impulses she notes it’s reflects Empathy to objects and nature’s elements, meteorological states, seasons that answer to your heart, granular etchings carved and sustained to create a blurred sentimental landscape. But notes with a sharpness that "the finale is more optimistic than Plath’s poetry. Love and lyricism win, the music soaring from deep water to interstellar galaxies"
If you look at the cover, you’ll find another key clue - you’ll see an image created by photographer Julien Carreyn of a young women wearing destroyed jeans, playing with bubble wrap. The image is intended to give the viewer an eerie 1990’s feeling that echoes the recording. They note - "think films such as Trust (Hal Hartley, 1990) or Chuncking Express (Wong Kar Wai, 1994). They add "it’s the ultra modern solitude of characters lost in an early-digital urban vacuum, looking for a more time to wonder, a soul mate or just some compassion in the grey sky."
Among the many other references for this album is how Google Maps have created new digital perceptions of space, Gilles Deleuze’s examination of Alice In Wonderland, Andre Bretons poems and more films including the classics Sacrifice (Tarkovsky), Passenger (Antonioni) and Last Year In Marienbad (Resnais). To dig into the more of the ideas and sources behind this record you’ll simply have to talk to the duo. We simply cannot give you the full depth here.
Be sure to come back to this record more than once - it’s then that it’s power will work - you’ll recall the sound of a lover, a garden you once walked through, an echo of a record you once loved."